Marlins vs. Nationals Prediction
The Washington Nationals have won 24 of the last 32 meetings against the Miami Marlins including victories the last two days. Should bettors side with Washington again this afternoon in the series finale?
Sunday, May 26, 2019
National Park at 1:35PM ET
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Marlins unable to muster offense
Miami was shut out 5-0 on the road Saturday at Washington to fall to 16-33 overall and 7-16 on the road. The Marlins surrendered all five of the game's runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Sandy Alcantara suffered the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Harold Ramirez led the Miami offense as he went 2-for-3 with a double. Miguel Rojas finished 1-for-3, while Garrett Cooper ended the contest 1-for-4. Caleb Smith will start this afternoon for the Marlins as he enters with a 3-1 record, 2.38 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 71 strikeouts over 53 innings.
Corbin spins complete-game shutout
Patrick Corbin was stellar at home Saturday afternoon as he led Washington to a 5-0 victory over Miami. Corbin threw all nine innings of shutout baseball, giving up four hits with five strikeouts plus one walk. The Nationals scored all five of their runs in the fourth inning of the win. Juan Soto helped pace the offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and three RBIs. Matt Adams was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Erick Fedde draws today's start for Washington as he comes in with a 0-0 record, 2.87 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with eight strikeouts over 15 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 17-38 in their last 55 games overall. Miami is 1-5 in its last six Sunday games.
The Nationals are 0-8 in the last eight Fedde home starts. Washington is 44-16 in its last 60 home games versus Miami.
Smith has only allowed more than two earned runs in a start once this season, with that being three earned runs over six innings all the way back on April 7. He threw six one-run innings against the Nationals on April 19. He should be able to limit the Washington bats once again today. Meanwhile, Fedde has struggled at home and isn't going to have a lot of margin for error. I'm taking the Marlins today to salvage a game in this series.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI MARLINS